This course covers both 20th century world history and the history of Europe and the Middle East. All IB history candidates undertake an in-depth investigation of 1500 words, whether at Standard Level or Higher Level. Some of the aims of the course are: to provide an introduction to the nature of history as a discipline, the nature and variety of historical sources and the historian’s methods, to develop an awareness of the existence of different interpretations of the past through an acquaintance with some of these, and to develop an awareness of both continuity and change in the past.